La casa del fin de los tiempos (2013)
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This is not a typical horror movie. There's a twist between genres. So don't expect too much thrill.
Very unoriginal, standard scares and sci-fi you've probably seen a lot of times before. It does them reasonably competently but contains far too much melodrama and the script is nowhere near as tight as it needs to be: most of the first hour is very slow and when things get resolved at the end there are still occurrences that don't make sense.
Unlike others, I found myself thinking throughout much of the movie how much more interesting it would be if it avoided the horror conventions and relied more on the human drama and its suspense thriller aspects. So while I agree the first hour dragged along, it was because of the jump scares and such. But I do agree that too many dots were left unconnected and that was ultimately what I found unsatisfying.
In another movie, I applaud leaving me decide the reason why or what happens next; but since this movie is asking us to suspend disbelief and believe in something many don't or can't believe in, we need a bit more exploration of the how and maybe the why. While the Priest's final word might tie that up for some, it requires some more acceptance of Christian beliefs than I can muster.
However, as one who doesn't like horror movies very often, I thought this was better than most of what I've seen from the genre over the recent past. That it was made in Venezuela is also a bit surprising if we are to believe what is being reported about the Bolivarian Republic. Pretty high quality work for what some call a "failed state."
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